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  • _1ab 2016 Years of Service Awards - QCP recognized 85 staff members on November 21, 2016 at the Years of Service Awards Ceremony.  The theme was the Rio Olympics with an added Madi Gras twist.  The Auditorium was beautifully decorated by staff and individuals with healthy snacks and light refreshments for all.  Of the 85 staff members recognized, over 25 have been ...
  • 2016-cp-state-conference-collage Cerebral Palsy State Conference -     Staff and individuals from QCP were recently acknowledged at the Cerebral Palsy of New York State Annual Conference in Albany, New York.   Congratulations to Jacqueline Rodriguez, recipient of The Al Felmet Achievement Award, which recognizes individuals who have overcome the challenges of cerebral palsy and whose achievements are an inspiration to others. ...
  • qcp_4523 Achilles Queens and SJU Women’s Track and Field Team Host QCP Individuals for Weekly Workouts -   Achilles International, an organization whose mission it is to empower individuals with any type of disability by training them for mainstream sporting events, has teamed with the St. John’s Women’s Track and Field Team to host people served QCP Day Services programs for weekly track workouts.   Sixteen individuals take part in the workouts, ...
  • new-horizons-group Update: New Horizons Young Professional Group - The New Horizons Young Professionals Group, a dynamic group of professionals who are committed to volunteering their time, talents, energy and resources to further QCP’s mission, has held three meetings, engaging 15 individuals in the community who will assume various roles and positions in the group.   Members of the group serve as QCP ambassadors ...
  • 1zh Jamaica Rotary Club Brings Good Cheer to Adults and Children at QCP All Year Long - The Jamaica Rotary Club is planning to drop off hundreds of toys and other goods to QCP during two events in December. On Dec. 7, Rotary Club members – including NYPD police officers from Queens South’s 102nd, 103rd and 113th precincts – will distribute socks and lunch boxes to over 160 adults at QCP’s Bellerose ...
  • be-fair #bFair2DirectCare Going Strong -   QCP and similar nonprofit agencies across New York State continue to take part in the advocacy campaign that is pushing for measures that increase wages for direct support professionals and other workers who support individuals with disabilities.   QCP has ramped-up their efforts with the participation of individuals at a rally in Times Square ...
  • tommy-2 Happy 90th Birthday, Tommy! -   QCP family and friends held a special 90th birthday party on July 27 for Thomas “Tommy” Carretta, one of the agency’s most popular residents. Tommy began attending the QCP workshop in 1981 and later moved into the agency’s Groh Residence in 1984.   Tommy, who remains spry, talented and charming, enjoyed celebrating his big ...
  • marathon65 Team QCP Runs Strong at NYC Marathon - Seven QCP team members ran the TCS New York City Marathon on Nov. 6, each with the goal of raising $5,000 to support QCP programs and services. QCP runners included Thomas Murray, who ran the marathon for the third consecutive year, and Jennifer Lawrence, communications director for New York State Industries for the Disabled who ...
  • golf-net Annual Golf Outing is Par for Success - Nearly 400 golfers hit the links across three golf courses for the 20th Annual QCP/Home Depot Golf Outing this fall. The event, which took place under sunny skies at North Hills Country Club, Plandome Golf Club, and Sands Point Golf Club, raised more than $1 million for Queens Centers for Progress’ programs.   The proceeds ...
  • QCP Day Hab 2016 Tennis Group pics V7 QCP Tennis Program – Serving Up Confidence - A group of Jamaica Day Habilitation Program participants learned how to play tennis last spring, thanks to generous grants from the Eastern Adult Tennis Foundation and the United States Tennis Association (USTA).   Tennis pros at Point Set Indoor Racquet Club in Oceanside, N.Y., and Alley Pond Tennis Center in Queens Village, N.Y., taught new ...
  • 2016Gala-106 Annual Gala Brings a Night of Fun and Energy - Annual Gala Brings a Night of Fun and Energy   Hundreds of guests enjoyed an evening of fun, music, and networking at QCP’s 66th Annual Gala this summer at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. PIX11 news reporter Lisa Mateo served as the event’s guest emcee, boosting the evening’s celebratory atmosphere.   ...
  • 1_a 2016 Footsteps for Progress Walk - Footsteps for Progress Walk Makes Great Strides Raising $32,000 for QCP Participants               Queens Centers for Progress held its Annual Footsteps for Progress Walk on April 16 where over 200 friends — old and new — put on their walking shoes and set out for a 5-mile route that began at the QCP Center ...
  • QCDD Legislative Breakfast Places Top Concerns on the Table -             The Queens Council on Developmental Disabilities (QCDD) held its Annual Legislative Breakfast inside a packed Student Union at Queens College on March 4 where local legislators discussed issues pertaining to the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Many of QCP’s dedicated staff attended the informative event, including Josie Davide, Assistant Director of ...
  • DSC_8532 Team QCP - Team QCP Excels in Half NYC Marathon; Journeys Back Into Full NYC Marathon Congratulations to QCP’s Half Marathon Champs               Despite a very cold and blustery day, Team QCP completed the 13.1-mile 2016 United Airlines Half Marathon on March 21st raising more than $8,500 for QCP’s programs and services. Congratulations to Team QCP, who ...
  • Great Career Opportunities at QCP -             Queens Centers for Progress has great opportunities for individuals seeking a fulfilling career in human services — whether you have experience, or you are a college student, or new to this industry and want to gain experience — QCP is the place to be.               “We have 38 Direct Support openings in various ...
  • all 4r Annual Gala Guarantees to Be Grand Event -                Grand preparations are underway for QCP’s Annual Gala taking place on Tuesday, June 21 at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park at 7 p.m.   Hundreds of guests are expected to gather for an evening of fun, music, networking, a continuous dinner buffet and an open bar. Guest Emcee Lisa Mateo ...
  • 1_a QCP Family Association - QCP Family Association Shares Information &  Honors “QCP Champions” at Annual Meeting                  Queens Centers for Progress’ Family Association held its annual meeting on May 3 inside QCP’s auditorium where family members learned the most up-to-date information about residential services, weekend recreation & respite, community habilitation, summer camps, family reimbursement and crisis intervention.   ...
  • Developmental Disability Awareness Month - QCP Part of National Movement To Honor Those with Developmental Disabilities               Queens Centers for Progress recognized National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March with a heart-felt video celebrating our individuals, as well as the 230,000 New Yorkers who have a developmental disability.               For more than 66 years, QCP has worked to ...
  • 5 Evening of Fine Food 2016 -  Evening of Fine Food Mixes Feast, Fun & Friends                  Over 300 guests joined Queens Centers for Progress for another successful event featuring gourmet food, wine and casino fun at its annual Evening of Fine Food on February 23 at Terrace on the Park, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. An elaborate Silent Auction also spiced up ...
  • QPTV 12_4 QCP Featured in Queens Public Television Special - Queens Public Television (QPTV) Recently aired this 30 minute program about QCP and our services. QCP would like to thank QPTV for the opportunity to have our agency spotlighted in this manner. Click here to see the program or see the flyer below for airtimes and channels. Queens Centers For Progress – Making A Difference ...